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Stay of 8 days and 7 nights in Busuanga Island in Philippines 2016/2017

Séjour de 9jours et 8 nuits a Busuanga Island aux Philippines

Program

Coron Bay: The bay wrecks in Busuanga Island in Philippines

Coron Bay is one of the largest concentrations of shipwrecks in the world. This is a part of Japanese logistics Pacific Fleet was sunk by American aircraft during the 2nd World War during the conquest of Philippines.La thirty buildings that were mainly composed freighters and petroleum measuring between 120 and 180 m long. They now lie between 20 and 50 m depth around the island of Busuanga.

Carte des épaves japonaises de Coron bayThese huge wrecks are in good condition, although some parts such as propellers and navigation equipment have been removed on the shallower. They are easily accessible inside thanks to the huge volumes that are available cargo holds and oil tanks. For the more experienced, there are passages in casings and manholes cut in wedges that test the degree of claustrophobia and the effectiveness of its palmage.L'eau is warm (a full 3 mm enough) and claire.La visibility is not great due to the presence of suspended particles also explain the abundant life they abritent.Il is sometimes a little current during the descent but usually at the bottom c ' Is calm.

Okikawa maru

Ptérois devant l'épave de l'Okikawa maru

A bit about Okikawa Maru

The Okikawa Maru was a Japanese oil tanker, which was about 170 metres in length. It is the largest in terms of length, width and volume among all the other Coron wrecks. At present the Okikawa Maru lies at N 12° 1.128' and E 119° 58. 176'.


What can you see in and around Okikawa Maru?

Okikawa Maru, is now covered with beautiful bunch of coral reefs. Besides, a number of marine species can be seen in and around the age old tanker. Divers argue that if it is not the Irako, it is Okikawa Maru which is the most beautiful ship lying at the sea bed near Coron. You can play around with the shoals of colourful fish, in and around the wrecks of Okikawa Maru. At the bow of the hulk, you can see snappers and bat fish among many other species.

Irako

Le flanc de l'Irako

The mighty Irako was a Japanese ship that weighed 9723 tons. 149.6 metres in length and 19 metres in width, Irako was a ship that Japanese used for refrigerate. She had two steam powered geared turbines, 8300 ship, and drove twin propellers. Irako could sail at a maximum speed of 17.5 knots. Irako could carry supplies for 25, 000 sea men for over two weeks.


Irako is considered to be the best wreck dive site in Philippines, by a lot of wreck divers in the world. Even today, under the deep sea, Irako stands quite intact. Irako suffered bombings mainly in her bridge-section which caused her to go to rest beneath the sea. At present Irako lies at the mouth of the Coron Bay, at N 11° 58. 059' and E 120° 02. 412'. Irako stands upright except the bridge area.

What can you see in and around Irako?

Irako boasts a good visibility. Once near her, wreck divers can come across schools of yellow fin, and tuna fish. Lion fish and scorpion fish also play around the wreck of Irako. It is also the homeground to sea turtles, and sea snakes.


If you are diving between 10 am to 2 pm, on a bright and sunny day, you could see the solar beams entering the vessel, creating an effect like in a cathedral. Two giant boilers in the middle of the ship, is also a great attraction for the divers. Once you pass the boilers, you can see the damage area of the ship that occurred due to bombings.


You could also venture into the Transmission room, starboard side, work station, and kitchen room.

 

Olympia maru

Les cales de l'Olympia maru

A bit about Olympia Maru

The Japanese Freighter which was 122 metres in length and 17 metres in width sank down in the deep sea and rests there in an upright position in about 30 metres of water. A ship of 5612 tons, it is now located near Sangat Island in Coron Bay, at N 11° 58. 291' and E 120° 03. 707'.


What can you see in and around Olympia Maru?

Easy penetration at the cargo rooms of the Olympia Maru is possible, and there are quite a few things to look around there.


Shoals of banana fish, giant bat fish and puffer fish can be seen around the stern, mast and the bow. The marine life is more diverse here. Crocodile fish and scorpion fish can also be found here. Divers often get to see interesting things around Olympia Maru.

Akitsushima

A bit about Akitsushima

Akitshushima was the only seaplane maintenance ship that went under water in Coron Bay. The bombardment split the huge vessel of 118 metres long and 15.7 metres width in two in the front of the engine room. Akitsushima was powered by four engines run by diesel. The engines drove twin propellers that could let the war ship sail at a maximum speed of 19 knots. The war vessel now lies on her port side, at N 11° 59. 218' and E 119° 58. 417', between Culion and Busuanga Islands.


Akitsushima, the mighty Japanese war ship, was armed with ten 25mm anti-aircraft guns; four 5 inch (50 cal) guns and one huge Kanwanishi flying boat. After it was hit, the flying boat disappeared and was not to be seen again. The crane used for lifting up the war vessel is in one piece.


What can you see in and around Akitsushima?

There is a lot more to see in and around Akitsushima than just a variety of marine species like – snappers, groupers, batfishes, shrimps, and yellow fin tuna, because it was a sea plane maintenance carrier. You can see the crane, which is still intact and now attracts schools of barracudas and giant batfish.


At the front of the boat tracks of the huge Akitsushima, one can see the mounting of a 3-barreled AA gun. The engine room, with the giant engines at rest, is a great attraction of the Akitsushima.

Kogyo maru

Le Kogyo maru

A bit about Kogyo Maru

Once a Japanese ship that would carry construction materials, now Kogyo Maru lies on her starboard side at 34 metres. She was carrying materials with which the Japanese planned to build a runway for the war effort in the Pacific. 129 metres in length and 18 metres in widh, Kogyo Maru weighed 6353 tons. Powered by two oil fuelled steam turbines, now, the vessel sleeps at N 11° 58. 782' and E 120° 02. 413'.


What can you see in and around Kogyo Maru?

You can see a number of things while you are at Kogyo Maru. You can swim through into all the 6 holds, and also through the engine room and the bridge area. The second hold of the vessel has toppled cement bags that Kogyo Maru was carrying with her. Move a little forward and you get to see a small bulldozer. There are also an air compressor and a tractor. Even the metal wheels are intact of the tractor. As you keep on swimming, you come to the vast and dumped engine room.


Once done with the mighty machines you can look around for the beautiful corals. Barracudas and other species of colourful fishes are likely to pass by you. You can also see giant puffer fishes, banner fishes, razor fishes and trevallies.

MEETING WITH DUGONG

The eco tourism program "Dugong Watching“is a full-day excursion to several feeding grounds along the Busuanga coast line and two turtle islands for skin and scuba divers.

If a dugong is spotted (they surface every 4 to 5 minutes), we watch the animal first from the boat (like wale watching) then approach the dugong by snorkelling and if the dugong don’t shy off, on Scuba. We always offer the divers two dives on a small coral garden and sea grass bed with all its glitters.

 

 

Barracuda lake:

As you approach the Barracuda lake you will be floored by the scenic beauty of the surroundings. There will be few other places in the world that would be as mesmerizing as the Barracuda Lake.
The colour of the sea water is brackish for the first 14metres, and the temperature is 28°C. Further down at 38°C it is salty. When you reach the depth of 26 metres the temperature is again about 28°C. As you keep swimming downwards at 32 metres, you will see that the color of the water is like that of tea. This is due to the tannic acid which gets deposited on the sea bed from the leaves.
You can also see the thermoclines and you would love to move around there like dolphins do. The mud at the very bottom is as soft as pudding. Try putting in you hand I the mud, and you can manage to get it down till your elbow. For the ones who are more on the adventurous side try headfirst dive. Once you are back home, you can print these never to forget photographs. 
Yes, as you were wondering about the name, there is a huge Barracuda there. Be careful as it might be chasing you meekly from an advantageous position! The maximum depth is about 30 metres, and the certification needed is Open Water Diver.


Cathedral cave:

It is a cave under the Coron Island, Palawan, which is directly connected to the sea. To be more specific about the location, it is on the south end of Coron Island on the East side. 
Starting as a hole at the bottom of the sea, the gorgeous Cathedral Cave is next to the sheer rock wall of the Coron Island. You have to enter a tunnel and go down upto about 12 metres. As you make your move downwards keep your eyes open, and you would see the antennae of juvenile lobsters waving at you from their dens. They can be anywhere – holes in the tunnel, under the rocks, above the rocks. You can also see cowry shells clinging unto the tunnel ceiling.
As you come to the end of the tunnel you would see daylight penetrating in to the cave. The roof of the cave is now smashed due to an oversized tree trunk falling over it. The skeleton of the tree trunk, along with the main branches, still rests on the mound of sand, in the middle of the Cathedral Cave. 
As you proceed following the light and you reach a huge underground cathedral, from which the cave derives its name. As you go on swimming, the left to another passage will lead you to a chamber with an air pocket above the ocean level. Cathedral Cave is a dive you cannot afford to miss. With 20 to 30 metres of visibility, you can watch some of the amazing corals. The maximum depth inside the cave is about 10 metres, and recommended certification level is Advanced Open Water Diver, Cavern Diver Speciality.

philippines-09-2354Also on Coron Island, a beautiful lagoon, the Twin Lagoons, will make you squint eye, which will ensure that you can not refuse a small dip. During the latter, however, be careful not to touch the rocks as they are sharp.

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Hotel

 
 

Room Info:

  • YesSea view
  • YesAircon
  • YesShower hot and cold water
  • YesFan
  • YesTV
  • YesWifi
  • YesHour of arrival: 14:00
  • YesHour of departure: 11:00

 

VIP Hotel

 

  

Room Info:

  • Yes26 m2
  • YesDouble or separate bed
  • YesPrivate balcon
  • YesSea view
  • YesSwimingpool
  • YesAircon
  • YesShower hot and cold water
  • YesFan
  • YesTV LED de 81 cm
  • YesSafety boxe
  • YesWardrobe
  • YesHour of arrival: 14:00
  • YesHour of departure: 11:00

  

 

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Stay of 8 days and 7 nights in Busuanga Island
In the Phillippines

DAY 01: Depart in the Philippines       

  • YesTransfert to Bangkok or Philippines / Manila
  • YesTransfert to Busuanga airport
  • YesArrive in Busuanga Airport,
  • Yestransfer to hotel in Coron.
  • YesFree times
  • YesDiner and night at Coron.
  • YesFree times

Day 02 : Diving on wrecks of Coron Bay

  • YesBreacfast
  • Yes2 or 3 dives
  • YesFree times
  • YesDiner and night at Coron.

Day 03 : Diving on wrecks of Coron Bay

  • YesBreacfast
  • Yes2 or 3 dives
  • YesFree times
  • YesDiner and night at Coron.

 

Day 04 : Diving on wrecks of Coron Bay

  • YesBreacfast
  • Yes2 or 3 dives
  • YesFree times
  • YesDiner and night at Coron.

 

Day 05 : Diving on wrecks of Coron Bay

  • YesBreacfast
  • Yes2 or 3 dives
  • YesFree times
  • YesDiner and night at Coron.

Day 06 : Diving on wrecks of Coron Bay

  • YesBreacfast
  • Yes2 or 3 dives
  • YesFree times
  • YesDiner and night at Coron.

Day 07 : Coron Tour: swimming with Dugongs, island tours and lakes of Coron

  • YesBreacfast
  • YesDay cruise on the Island
  • YesFree times
  • YesDiner and night at Coron.

 

Day 08 : transfert   

  • YesBreacfast
  • YesTransfert to Manila
  • YesTransfert to Bangkok or other
  • Yes\And of our service

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Séjour de 9 jours et 8 nuits a Busuanga Island aux Philippines 2015/2016

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